Monday, November 5, 2012

YNS November New Release Hop!

Hello!  Welcome to the Your Next Stamp November New Release Blog Hop!  We are so excited this month because we are introducing ANOTHER new illustrator to the YNS family ~ Macy Wong!  Her images are so super sweet and we know you are just going to love them!  We also have some adorable new Franfou images, and Mabel Designs!  If you came here from Jen R.'s blog, then you’re on the right track.  If not, please start the hop at Kerri’s Blog

Did someone say prizes???  We have 3 new release prizes hidden along the hop!  You must leave comments on all of the DT blogs to qualify for the prize drawing.  You have until Friday, November 9th at 12 midnight (EST) and the winners will be posted on the YNS Blog on Saturday, November 10th. 

Now on to my projects:

First up, I have a fun card using the new Little Drummer Penguin:

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The sentiment is from the previously released Christmas Carol Circle Stamps set.  I think any of the carol stamps would go great with this cute little guy!

Next up is a card using the new Holiday Joy Robin set in a very special way:

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Here’s how the set looks unaltered:

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You can see that I used the upper portion of the branch to hold my nest, which was made using the new Mini Branch die!  I cut out the branch multiple times from white and dark brown cardstock.  I colored the white versions with Copics to have different colored branches and I snipped them and smushed them to form a little bird nest.  If you look at the close shot below, you can see I even snuck a little bit of Timeless Twine in there for fun:

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For the bird, I paper pieced her and added an extra wing behind her because I thought she looked better that way.  I hope this gives you some inspiration to look at your stamps differently!

BTW, Karen is also offering a fabulous Hop Special ~ 15% off your entire purchase including sale items!  The code is YNSNOV2012.  She also has some great bundle deals and some awesome steals in the YNS Bargain Bin!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the most awesome & talented & sweet Karen’s blog, but don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go!  Happy Hopping!

24 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my! Your little nest is perfect!!! Brilliant idea!

Janet Zeppa said...

So creative! Well done.

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Aww that little nest is adorable!!! What a fantastic idea Maureen! Your little drummer card is super cute too!!! xo

Diana said...

Your nest is amazing! Love how it makes your card pop! Great job!

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Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Your creativity knocks my socks off!! I cannot get over the little bird nest you created out of the branch die...and the little bits of twine!! Brilliant, Maureen!!

Heather said...

Both cards are super cute. I really like how you created a nest for the robin with twine and the branch die. Great job.

Muffin said...

Beautiful projects, I love them both! The penguine and the bird are both crazy cute and I love the paper piecing and that brillant nest you made for the bird.
Thanks so much for an inspirational hop and the chance to win. :)

wendy said...

super fun and very creative

Miriam Prantner said...

How fun! For some reason that penguin with the drum reminds me of my two year old...wonder why...and that bird in the nest is precious!

Kelli Hull said...

WOWZERS!!!! all those branches and lol I LOVE the addition of the twine... it makes for a warm SOFT new nest!!!!!

SUPER Great projects, that penguin is always making me giggle!!!! Silly boy!!!

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your cards! Really LOVE the nest!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Great cards, especially love the new nest one!! Such a fun design!!

Oma said...

I love this card - what a neat idea for the nest! The penquin reminds me of my son when he was 3. We bought him the Fisher Price marching band for his birthday & he loved it! I regretted buying it for him the next morning when he & his 5 yr. old sister woke us up with it the next morning at 6 a.m.!!

Sue D said...

Very fun penguin card and love the nest for the adorable bird.

Mary-Anne V said...

Sweet fun penguin image and love how you made the nest.

MichelleW said...

Oh my gosh these are so cute! I love the nest you made...so creative!

Billie A said...

Darling penguin and card.
Love the robin and the branch idea. Great look I really love that robin. Such a happy look. Great work.

Kimberly said...

love how you changed up the stamp and used it in a unconventional way... great idea

sparkling stamper said...

that little nest is the cutest! Clever idea!

Hand Crafted Just For Ewe said...

Both cards are great. The bird nest is very creative. Love the soft colors of this card.

gale said...

Cute cards! I can't decide which I like better but that little nest is amazing.

Lisa (LisaScraps) said...

Wonderful cards ~ the nest looks great and is such a cute card.

Heidi said...

Incredible bird card - love the paper piecing!

Vicki said...

I love the soft colors and lots of detail you put into the little bird card. So pretty!